Alexandru Salceanu

Alexandru Salceanu is a Romanian-American interdisciplinary artist who has resided in California since 2017. Born in Communist Romania and emigrating in 1992, his work concentrates on reconciling his cultural identity with his assimilation into American life. This life altering move has driven him to explore many layered historical and aesthetic references. How does one understand the dissonance of political and economic theory compared  to the intimacy of lived experience? This is where his exploration and his creative focus lives: Alexandru stitches historical facts and personal accounts together by using a variety of media—photography, video, projection mapping, painting, social practice, and mixed media. Through his work, he utilitzes art’s transformative power to humanize issues, challenge perspectives and encourage a more personal encounter.


Alexandru received his BFA in 2004 from the University of San Diego in San Diego, California and his MFA in 2021 from Mills College in Oakland, California. In 2020, during his graduate studies, he was awarded a Cadogan Scholarship by the San Francisco Foundation. His work has been exhibited at Kala Art Institute, Mills College, SOMArts, University of San Francisco, Kaleid Gallery, City of Brea Art Gallery, University of San Diego, Art Academy of San Diego, Millepiani, Italy, among others. Salceanu participated as an artist in residence at Kala Art Institute and The Box Shop.